Aldean moves to top of chart
Thursday, September 27, 2012
– Jason Aldean took over the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Oct. 6 with Take a Little Road
from Hunter Hayes' Wanted,
which fell to second. On the album chart, Little Big Town spent a second week at the top with "Tornado, selling 55,000 units, down 55 percent.
On the album chart, Easton Corbin debuted in second with "All Over the Road," selling 29,000 units. Dwight Yoakam was third, debuting with "3 Pears" (19,000 units sold). Big & Rich bowed at number four with "Hillbilly Jedi, while Luke Bryan was fifth with "tailgates & tanlines."
Ryan Bingham debuted in seventh with "Tomorrowland." There was very little upward movement in the remainder of the top 40. Scotty McCreery was at 36 with "Clear As Day," up 8.
On the Songs chart, Dustin Lynch jumped three to third with Cowboys And Angels. Jana Kramer was fourth, up one with Why Ya Wanna. Carrie Underwood moved to fifth from seventh with Blown Away.
Miranda Lambert inched up from 11 to 10 with her latest hit Fastest Girl in Town. Eric Church was at 16, up 3, with Creepin'. Greg Bates also moved 3 spots, to 17, with Did It For the Girl. Beer Money from Kip Moore stood at 20th, up 4.
Duo Florida George Line placed 22nd, up 3, with Cruise. Kenny Chesney was a big mover with El Cerrito Place up 8 to 24. Brad Paisley scored big with Southern Comfort Zone debuting at 25. The song will be on his album due out in 20133.
On the bluegrass album chart, Old Crowd Medicine Show yet again was first with "Carry Me Back." "Stars and Satellites" from Trampled By Turtles was second, switching spots with Kathy Matte, who was third with "Calling Me Home." Black Prairie debuted in fourth with "Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart." "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent' was fifth.
On the Billboard Top 200, LBT was 5th, Corbin 11th, Yoakam 18th, Big & Rich 25th and Bryan 26th.
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